EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
May 7, 2019 Members: 31 Guests: 8
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Prez Jeff informing us that today is “National Roast Leg of Lamb Day”
Song Master: Prez-Elect Chris Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: PP Tony Invocation: Treas Paul
Helen Keller quote by PP Bruce Boorman: “College isn’t the place to go for ideas.”
Guests: Leona Black, Dorothy Hackworth, Mary Moreau, Marie Turkle, Susan Acker, Tiffany Bramwell, Pat Boorman, Lion Marcia DeRuntz
Good to See: PP Mark Krause
.As we found out last week PP Van’s daughter decided upon the military instead of college. Papa Van is proud as she just enlisted in the United States Navy. Congrats to you both!
.Accolades to the following for awards received at the recent District Convention: Governor Mercy presented Prez Jeff Winters with a Melvin Jones Fellowship from LCIF, PP Gary Robinson for the Visitation Award (1st Place), Sec Paul received the International Presidents Award for being 100% compliant (doing everything LCI requires of a club Secretary plus some), Recognition Awards to Dick Nasif as District Chair for Guide Dogs of the Desert Committee, Sec Paul Tremblay as District Chair for the City of Hope and PP Yvonne as the Convention Treasurer. Additionally, PP Jim Nelson won in the Talent-No Talent Contest for a plethora of jokes – the crowd loved ’em.
Sec Paul Tremblay as District Chair for the City of Hope
International Director Billy Blankenship
Sec Paul received the International Presidents Award
Dick Nasif as District Chair for Guide Dogs of the Desert Committee
Governor Mercy presented Pres. Jeff Winters with a Melvin Jones Fellowship from LCIF
Pres. Jeff thanked everyone who donated to the club’s Hospitality Suite (Room 100) at the Convention.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Bill Sturgeon 5/4, Roger Stebleton 5/8, Frank Reid 5/7, Carl Ruiz 5/27, Phil Smith 5/29
Frank was the only BDay Boy present, so he alone had to endure our rendition of the BDay Song
EXEMPT BADGE: Prez-Elect Chris and IPP Felina for either $50, $5l.50 or $100
GOOD CHEER: Cathy Bramwell back to the hospital to get rid of that nasty stone. Get Well!
IF you know of any members who are in distress, sick or in the hospital, PLEASE notify PP Yvonne so our good wishes can be sent to them. Paris4L6@cox.net
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS: *Unless otherwise noted all Meetings are Mon at Noon*
May 18th – Gunsmoke IX 6-10 PM at Elks Lodge
June 14th – Flag Day Program at Johnson Elementary School. Time TBA
JUNE 29th – ECVH LC Installation of Officers. Sign up for the Waiting List.
July 26th – ECVH LC Day at the Races (Del Mar) 4PM. More details to come from PP Gary Sims when Casino Night is wrapped up.
Fiscal Year 2019-2020:
July 2nd – First Tuesday NIGHT MEETING 6PM
July 10th – ECVH LC Board Meeting Elks Lodge Conference Room 6PM
3rd Veep Gary Zink: June 14th is our Flag Day program at Johnson Elementary. Time TBA
2nd VP Mike Raney: No Report
1st VP Chris Bramwell: We need more items for the Silent Auction – take physical items to PP Tom Hoban’s office for Renee (Winchester Widows).
Please turn in all ticket stubs and money to Treas at our meeting on Monday, May 13th. We don’t want long lines of people waiting to purchase tickets so sell those tickets NOW.
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: MIA
PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS:
No “Rambling” so hopefully next week.
Gary S $5 – for Frank’s BDay
Felina $25 – back to work at a new job and a different bank at California Bank & Trust
Dolores $10 – had a great weekend
Yvonne $5 – reminding Prez Jeff that what happens in Yuma stays in Yuma
Mike R $5+5 – for our guest speaker tonight
Don A $20 – Just HAPPY
Jim N $5 – 10% of his winnings from Talent-No Talent Contest in Yuma
Wally $5 – for Chris’ beautiful Tiffany joining us tonight
Comments: Dick Nasif says Chris’ singing is great compared to Jeff, David H and Kiley doing their Karaoke in Yuma and more accolades to Sec Paul for the great job he does for our club. Len then told the story of David’s putting talent (or lack thereof) and his eerie ability to hit a ‘target’.
Lion Marsha DeRuntz with The Vision Clinic on the 3rd floor of the Blind Recreation Center on Upas, San Diego.
The Vision Clinic provides glasses to low and no-income clients. The Blind Recreation Center (BRC) is having financial difficulties and would appreciate any donations or club fundraisers for the benefit of the BRC to keep them afloat.
Lion Marsha reiterated how important it is to take care of your eyes/vison care by getting your eyes examined at least every 2 years if under 40 years of age and every year after 40.
UPCOMING PROGRAM: Lorena Cordova from the City of El Cajon. Finalizing the Climate Acton Plan
Other websites to visit: LionsDistrict4L6; CALions.org; LionsClubs.org
Winner of Attendance Drawing: Len Blottin $ 20
Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Ron Black $66
***Don’t forget about the El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation in your Will/Trust***
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